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the troops are accused of torturing and abusing other afghans. u.s. officials appear to have been caught off-guard by the order. he say they take the allegations seriously and will launch an investigation. >>> the jury is still out on hollywood's favorite movies of 2012, but we know which ones the critics love to hate. the razzies announced last night. we'll tell what you was recognized as lousy. we'll see how long this ooh kfc. hey, you're supposed to wait for everybody. you know what, while we're waiting why don't we play a game of hide and seek? right now? yeah go hide. go on buddy. one, two... [ son ] come and find me! three! [ son ] are you even looking for me? i am looking! [ male announcer ] bite-sized chicken's grown up. kfc bites. freshly hand-breaded big bites of premium breast meat, seasoned in the colonel's original recipe. try 10 bites with an 8 piece meal for $19.99. [ son ] dad? [ male announcer ] today tastes so good. >>> just a few hours we get to find out which movies actors, and actresses hollywood loved this year. in the meantime here is a look at some of the ones that di
. >>> north korea is warning the u.s. its nuclear test overnight was just a first response to u.s. threats. the north says there could be, quote, second and third measures of greater intensity. right now the united nations security council is holding an emergency meeting on this matter. overnight, north korea conducted an underground nuclear test in the area. the blast was so strong it registered on the u.s. geological surveys a 4.9 blast. president obama called the test a highly provocative act. he said north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles pose a threat to international peace and security. he goes on to say the united states will also continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. >>> taking a look outside right now. look at that shot. another mild start out there. but some more winter weather is on the way. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with the first forecast. good morning. >> it sure looks nice. beautiful sky over the region. we've had the sunshine since dawn. sun rises getting earlier and earlier, 7:03 this morning. a few clouds, northeas
're hearing plenty about the scandal at home in the u.s. the former archbishop of los angeles. and also facing problems with a priest sexual abuse scandal there. >> reporter: he is. that's cardinal roger mahony. he was depossessed yesterday for almost four hours. asked by lawyers what he knew about a visiting mexican priest who was accused of abusing some 26 children in the 1980s. court documents released earlier this year show that cardinal mahony did play a role in shielding abusive priests. some u.s. catholics called on mahony not to come to rome to vote on the new pope, but he says he will participate. erica. >> anne thompson, thank you. >>> in washington, time is ticking for congress and the president to reach a deal. otherwise, massive spending cuts you keep hearing about, the sequester that could have a major effect on you. david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." boy, i feel like we say this a lot, with good reason. broken record yet again. give us a quick sense of what this could do to people? cuts go into effect on friday. >> one of the things, what does it mean for air traveler
. syrian rebels do not want to go to the meeting because they are frustrated that the u.s. and europe have refused to provide arms and other aid and create a no-fly zone. secretary clinton had proposed that along with defense secretary leon panetta last year, at least proposed arming and training some rebel groups but the president rejected that plan last year. tomorrow, of course, the biggest problem, the biggest obstacle that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will face to getting rid of the assad reg seem russia. will he meet tomorrow in berlin with the russian foreign leader. that's a very big challenge. a visiting tour, nine countries in 11 days. natalie? >> andrea mitchell traveling with the secretary in london this morning. thank you. >>> more legal trouble for the pistorius family this morning as it's revealed the so-called blade runner's older brother is facing vehicular manslaughter charges for the death of a woman in a 2008 auto accident. meanwhile, pistorius awaits his trial for the murder of reeva steenkamp. >>> cuban president raul castro began what he says will be his f
, rattling u.s. markets. separately, though, home depot reporting strong earnings this morning. home improvement retailer thanking the turnaround in housing as well as all that repair work done in the wake of super storm sandy for those increasing profits. natalie? >> courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange, thanks. >>> airports, as you know, can be very frustrating places but there is no reason to get this angry. take a look. chinese government official flew into an epic tantrum when he learned he had missed his flight -- actually, his second flight that he missed. he took his anger out on airport staff and two innocent computers. the video has gone viral on chinese social media and now he has been suspended from his post and he faces punishment charges. guys, you'll notice security is standing off behind that rope there. turns out because he outranks the security guards, they were afraid to step in, if you can believe that. >> that and a chair. >> yeah. >> you might be able to say former government official. >> yeah. >> pretty soon. >> i think that's going to happen. >> nata
or serious effort to stop it. in fact, with all of this going on, all of this looming, the u.s. senate made a point of reading george washington's farewell address to the chamber today. something they do every year. but, of course, this is no ordinary time, and to the white house we go. nbc's peter alexander standing by there. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. there is bipartisan agreement on one thing, that those sequester cuts will likely go ahead as planned at the end of this week. the white house and congressional republicans have made no progress toward a deal. while there was plenty of talking today, almost all of it was critical of the other side. the latest in the parade of public officials issuing dire warnings, homeland security secretary janet napolitano asked if the cuts would increase the likelihood of a terrorist attack. napolitano went there. >> we're going to do everything we can to minimize that risk but the sequester makes it awfully, awfully tough. >> reporter: back from a ten-day recess, house speaker john boehner. >> if the president was seri
for a man who volunteered for duty and did his job very well. becoming a highly lethal sniper for u.s. special forces in iraq, later writing a best-selling book about his combat experience. chris kyle, former navy s.e.a.l., was working with veterans with ptsd during an outing at a shooting range when he was shot and killed. he was 38 years old. a fellow veteran has been charged with his murder. >>> an american hero was honored today at the white house. president obama awarded the medal of honor to retired army staff sergeant clinton romesha for his incredible bravery during one of the most fierce attacks in our nation's longest war. after today's emotional ceremony in the east room, there are now 80 living recipients of our nation's highest award for military valor. our report tonight from our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. >> reporter: wedged deep into a valley surrounded by soaring mountains, combat outpost c.o.p. keating in eastern afghanistan was a death trap. for staff sergeant clint romesha, it was indefensible. >> every which direction you looked, you were looking st
, and we are now within 72 hours until those forced budget cuts are imposed on the u.s. economy, and the federal government, again, while they have nothing to do with a jury, they are called the sequester, and americans get to judge for themselves who is telling the truth here. the obama administration is close to running out of dire ways to warn of the consequences. the attorney general of the united states actually said today our country is going to be less safe because of these budget cuts. so, if that's the case, why doesn't it feel more urgent amid all the noise here in washington? it's where we begin tonight with our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. you know, we have a new poll out, and it has a simple and clear message -- the american public's patience is wearing thin with washington as it stumbles into yet another manufactured budget crisis. as republicans continue to say he's playing politics, the president was in newport news, virginia, today, a shipbuilding town heavily dependent on military spending.
is heading to the vatican. he will first hold mass here in northeast d.c. he is one of 11 u.s. cardinals that will pick the next pope, and that collection will happen sometime next month. >>> now to the sequestration showdown. congress returns to work with only a few days to prevent massing spending cuts. they are trying to prevent the so-called sequester, and that would splash defense spending, and education, and other services. that will happen this friday everything lawmakers are able to reach a deal. the sequester is a main topic at the national governor's association. they are calling on governors to work quickly, but governors seem pessimistic, and they are calling on congress to find a middle ground before the americans feel the affects of deep cuts. >> the sequestration was designed by the administration and congress as something so repellant that it would force both sides to a compromise. >> president obama will host the governors at the white house for a dinner tonight and the association's summit wraps up tomorrow. >>> and john kerry will travel on his first overseas trip as t
for a three-day visit. it was part of his visit to the u.s. he celebrated mass in d.c. in front of 46,000 people. during his visit he met with then president george bush and leaders of the washington archdiocese. >> we could see sun this afternoon. tom kierein joins us with the forecast. good morning. >> still low clouds lingering over the metro area. this is what's been happening. we have had the rain move to the northeast. cloud cover breaking up. weather watchers are seeing sunshine near the blue ridge. bright and sunny now. winchester and the panhandle of west virginia, too, from charlestown to martinsburg, berkeley springs up to cumberland. all getting sunshine now. east of there, it is mostly cloudy. a few thin spots. a little sun trying to break out in southern prince william county into charles county. that's going to continue to move off to the east and the cloud cover should begin to erode. where the sun has broken out, winchester is at 50 degrees. petersburg, 59. stanton, virginia, at 58 degrees with sunshine there as well. we are still generally in the mid 40s around the m
news conference. >>> right now a crippled cruise ship slowly but surely making its way to u.s. port. it's hours away from arriving. how carnival is trying to repay passengers. >>> 6:29. we're keeping a close eye on the roads, ice all over the place. it's causing huge problems. meteorologist tom kierein is on the storm team 4 weather deck. what are you seeing out there? >>> we got wet overnight from the snow that melted on roadways, accumulated on grassy areas, and rain. not only are the roads getting icy but so are the sidewalks. front steps, watch out as you step out your front door. we did get a coating of snow. this photo sent in by one of our viewers, eldersburg, maryland, west of baltimore. looks a lot like this across much of montgomery county into loudoun county, points north and west of washington. about a half inch to an inch of fresh coating of snow on the grassy areas mainly, melting on roadways. now the roadways are freezing up. temperatures near freezing all around montgomery county, most of prince george's, arlington, fairfax, as well. watch out, the roads are slick, so ar
for us, it's concerning u.s. markets again. germany's economy contracted the last three months of 2012. it shows the recession in the region has deepened. now evident in the continent's largest economy. jobless claims fell to the lowest number in three weeks. shattering economist's expectations. good news for the u.s. labor market. it's a deal that creates the world's biggest airline with the number three airline and the number five airline coming to the. amr, the parent of american airlines and us airways have approved their $11 billion merger. the new company, which will be called american airlines, run by current us airways ceo doug parker, will have more than 900 planes and 3200 daily flights. the deal has been in the works since august. american airlines has been in bankruptcy since november of 2011. >>> and warren buffett is putting the ring on a finger of h.j. heinz this valentine's day. the maker of ketchup and classico spaghetti sauce has said i do to $28 billion acquisition deal with berkshire hathaway and 3g capital. it's the largest food industry deal ever. heinz shareholde
it to the base. he successfully led u.s. forces in a fierce fire fight despite being wounded by a rocket propelled grenade. today he fought back tears as president obama praised the american soldiers who did not survive. >> this award is for the eight soldiers that didn't make it and for the rest of the team that fought valiantly and magnificently. >> he now lives in north dakota with his wife and three young children. >>> the impact from the blizzard of 2013 is still being felt in parts of the northeast tonight. hundreds of thousands remain without power. most of the outages are in massachusetts. boston schools will be closed again tomorrow. a parking ban and snow emergency also remain in effect. the governor is asking people to use mass transit to keep as many cars off the roads as possible. >> some communities up in new york are still waiting for a plow. people in the long island town of brookhaven took to the streets today with shovels and snow blowers trying to get themselves out of there. they spent today calling local officials wondering when a plow would finally come and dig them
: there will be more foreign policy in tonight's speech, including an announcement that 34,000 u.s. soldiers will be coming home from afghanistan in the next year. while reducing gun violence will only be a small part of the president's speech, it's a big part of tonight's atmospherics. watching from the balcony will be several families from the tragic newtown school shooting, the parent of hadiya pendleton, a teenager who was shot and killed in chicago last month. and gabrielle giffords in this new anti-violence gun ad. >> take it from me, congress must act. let's get this done. >> reporter: senator marco rubio was chosen to deliver the republican response in both english and spanish. sitting in the audience tonight, of course, will be the president's cabinet. a lot of the new choices will not be there like the defense -- the person up for defense secretary, chuck hagel, but chuck hagel is a step closer tonight, brian. he got through a key committee and there might be a full vote on his confirmation by as early as thursday. >> chuck todd, we'll see more of you later tonight. thanks. >>> and
should guard the border at the border. >> reporter: the u.s. border patrol concedes that a forward operating base, designed to house agents right on the border at nearby sasabee, arizona is currently not staffed because of budget shortages, but customs officials say the border patrol still works hard to protect the ranchers. and with increased manpower and technology, has dramatically reduced illegal border crossings. >> the fact of the matter is that substantial gains have been made. we need to make additional gains do we want them to feel safe in their homes? absolutely. >> reporter: but ranchers say they still feel unprotected on their own land, along a border they insist is not secure. mark porter, nbc news, arivaca, arizona. >>> it was an overwhelming display of affection outside the vatican today as tens of thousands crowded st. peter's square for one of pope benedict xvi final public appearances. the pope will set step dune 11 days from now setting in motion the search for a new leader and maybe a new direction for the catholic church. nbc's anne thompson is at the vat tan c
in the middle between gun rights and gun control. an important voice in all of it is a veteran u.s. congressman from california, who is trying to find the solution. tonight, as part of our special nbc news series on guns in america, our report from tom brokaw. >> i've been 100% on this gun issue. >> reporter: that is a common refrain on capitol hill these days, and congressman mike thompson is no exception. as a vietnam veteran and a hunter, he knows guns. >> i just want to let everybody know from the beginning that i'm a hunter. i'm a gun owner. and i believe that law-abiding citizens have a second amendment right to own firearms. >> reporter: his home district is california's famed wine country, napa valley. >> congressman, nobody thinks about this part of california in terms of hunting and shooting. this is wine country. i mean, it's celebrated in films and even mocked a little bit. but when you were a boy, it was prime hunting country. >> right here, used to hunt ducks on this river. there's farm ponds all over. we used to jump shoot ducks there. >> reporter: and napa still is gun country.
sponsored by the u.s. postal service. the government today joined a lawsuit that had been filed earlier by one of his teammates, floyd landis. it says armstrong violated a strict ban on illegal drugs, all the while claiming he never used them. the government says armstrong and his team owners cheated the postal service out of at least $30 million that it paid to sponsor his racing team. but armstrong's lawyers say tonight the postal service's own study show it benefited tremendously from its sponsorship, benefits totalling more than $100 million. the justice department says lance armstrong's confessional television interview will be a factor as this goes forward, brian. >> pete williams in d.c. for us tonight. pete, thanks. >>> now to that huge winter storm that left parts of the midwest buried in snow overnight. it's all headed northeast now with new england looking at its third weekend in a row with significant precipitation and high winds. nbc's john yang in chicago covering for us. >> reporter: across the midwest, the day after the storm brought more treacherous travel. in iowa, a t
if there is obama gave him a "bachlt." >>> the jersey worn by the captain of the u.s. olympic hockey team which won the so-called miracle on ice went up for auction. it took place in the 1980 winter games and is widely considered one of the greatest sporting events ever played. the mostly amateur team usa beat a dominant russian squad 4-3 before going on to win cold. the jersey is expected to win at least $1 million. >>> at least one midwestern resident enjoyed the terrible weather seen last week. berlin the bear. berlin is being housed at a zoo in kansas city because her normal home in duluth is flooded. >>> from the music world a sad note to report about the passing of a one-time member of the temptations. ♪ papa was a rolling stone >> otis harris sang the lead on the 1972 hit "papa was a rolling stone." he was the youngest member of the group, awe editioning when he was 21 years old. his family tells us wilson died earlier this week after a long battle with prostate cancer. he was 62. >>> up next here tonight, why the hit songs of today owe more to youtube than ever before. i you're suffering
in that attack. nato is investigating. the mission supported u.s. and afghan forces on the ground in the taliban-controlled area. angie goff at the live dress being, news 4. >>> a much quieter french quarter this morning. cleaning crews have taken the place of crowds on bourbon street. an estimated million people traveled there this year. it helped to generate $144 million for the gulf coast economy. >>> churches across the d.c. area will celebrate ash wednesday and the beginning of lent. hundreds are expected in st. matthew in dupont circle. that's where archbishop of washington will lead a mass after noon today. the symbolic marking on the forehead represents repentance. it's a time of spiritual reflection. >>> one church will try to accommodate christians. st. george's pipst episcopal will offer ashes to go outside the clarendon and virginia metro stops during the morning and evening commutes. the church will give ashes to anyone of any faith who wants to participate. >>> 18 after the hour now. to a developing story on that stranded cruise ship in the gulf of mexico. tugboats currently pullin
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week. the 28-year-old hopes to be healed in time to represent the u.s. at the 2014 olympics in sochi. >>> even a blizzard couldn't keep moviegoers away from a good comedy. "identity thief," jason bateman and melissa mccarthy debuted took top honors and "warm bodies," zombie romance. >> new genre. >> i know. "side effects" opened in third. >> rom zombies. >> at least they're date noug not eating each other. >> they need romance, too. >> they do. >> natalie, thanks. >>> how about a quick check of the weather? >> unfortunately we've got another system to talk about, already the northeast. first we look down south where the same system that caused tornadoes down south is firing up again, bringing a lot of heavy rain with it. rainfall amounts from three to six inches of rain. to the north we have more icy conditions making their way through the northeast and new england bringing freezing rain, sleet and rain to boston, providence and everywhere in between. we have winter weather advisories to caribou, maine. freezing rain advisories from central new jersey into eastern new york. that's wh
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